retonation wave

noun ret·o·na·tion wave \ˌretənˈāshən-\

Definition of retonation wave

  1. :  a compressional wave propagated backward from the starting point of an explosion wave in a gaseous mixture

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Origin and Etymology of retonation wave

retonation from re- + -tonation (as in detonation)

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